What is the maximum number of electrons that can be found in any orbital of an atom?

1 Answer
Dec 29, 2017

Answer:

To calcualate the maximum number of electrons use this formula:
#2n^2#
The letter #n# represents the number of electronic shells form 1 to 7.

Explanation:

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E.g. If you want to calculate the maximum number of electrons in the third shell instead of #n# you put in your calculator #3#.

#2*3^2= 18#

In the third shell are 18 elelctrons max.